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Guide to Scanners
Understanding Scanners
Types of Scanners
Scanner Accessories
Trouble- shooting
Reception Issues
Chasing Birdies
Image Reception
Legal Issues
Scanning Hints
Standard Frequencies
Usage and Intervals
Band Allocation
Frequency Conversion
Additional Resources
Scanner Glossary
 

 RadioShack Guide to Scanners

Scanner Glossary

Abbreviations

Agr. For.
Dept of Agriculture & Forestry
AIR
Aircraft
Auto Emer.
Automobile Emergency
BC.R
Broadcast Remote
BIFC
Boise (ID) Interagency Fire Cache
Bur.Recl.
Bureau of Reclamation
BUS
Business
Buses.Trucks
Motor Carriers
CAP
Civil Air Patrol
CB
Citizens Band
CCA
Common Carrier
CSB
Conventional Systems
CTSB
Conventional/Trunked Systems
FIRE, FD
Fire Department
For.Prod.
Forest Products
Fors.Cons.
Forestry Conservation
GOVT
Federal Government
GMR
General Mobile Radio
GTR
General Trunked
HAM
Amateur (HAM) Radio
Hwy.
Highway Maintenance
IND
Industrial Services
Land Tr.
Land Transportation
L.Govt.
Local Government
MARI
Maritime Limited Coast
MARS
Military Affiliate Radio System
MED
Emergency/Medical Services
Mfg.
Manufacturers
MIL
U.S. Military
Mob.Tel.
Mobile Telephone
MOV, Mot.P.
Motion Picture/Video Industry
NP, Nat.Park
National Parks
NEW
Mobile Narrow
NEWS
Relay Press
OIL, Pet.
Oil/Petroleum Industry
Page
Radio Paging
POL, PD
Police Department
Power
Power Utilities
Press
Relay Press
PUB
Public Services
PSB
Public Safety
PTR
Private Trunked
RR
Railroad
ROAD
Road & Highway Maintenance
RTV
Radio/TV Remote Broadcast Pickup
St.PD
State Police
Sp.Emer.
Special Emergency
Sp.Ind.
Special Industry
TAXI
Taxi Services
TELB
Mobile Telephone
TELC
Cordless Telephones
TELM
Telephone Maintenance
TOW
Tow Trucks
TRAN
Transportation Services
TSB
Trunked Systems
TVn
FM-TV Audio Broadcast
USCGS
U.S. Coastal & Geodetic Survey
USN
U.S. Navy
USXX
Government Classified
U.S.W.B.
U.S. Weather Bureau
UTIL
Power & Water Utilities
WTHR
Weather
   

Communication Terms in the On-line Glossary

Base Station Birdie Channel Conventional Scanning
Crystal dB, decibel Discone Dual-conversion
Frequency Frequency Band Frequency Step Harmonic
Hyperscan: GHz (gigahertz) Hz (Hertz) Image:
Intermediate Frequency (IF) kHz (kilohertz) Lock-out MHz (megahertz)
Priority Channel Reset Reinitialize RX
Scanner Service Band SMR Squelch
Super-heterodyne Triple-conversion Trunk tracking TX
UHF VHF    

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